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Dominic Oliver and Jo Andrews were the individual winners at the second race in this season’s Suffolk Winter Cross Country League, held recently at Sutton, near Woodbridge.

The future looks bright, in terms of young runners bursting onto the scene at county and regional cross country championship level, as highlighted by the recent performances of Ruby Vinton.

The junior boys’ event provided the most exciting race of the day, at the Suffolk County Schools Series A Cross Country Championships, with a mere one second splitting the top three in a thrilling finish at Culford School.

Kieran Hayles and Holly Archer took the individual honours as a big field of 423 runners tackled the annual Stowmarket Scenic Seven last Sunday, organised by Stowmarket Striders.

Ipswich JAFFA completed quickfire back-to-back team victories in the 53-12 Cross Country League, following up their victory at Writtle from the first meeting with another win at Harwich on Sunday.

Ipswich JAFFA have dominated the 53-12 Cross Country League in recent seasons, and that trend looks like continuing this winter.

It is the time of year when road running and cross country overlap, the former spearheaded by a number of autumn marathons, and the latter just clicking into gear ahead of the long winter months.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different Parkruns.

Tom Adams and Megan Newton won the senior titles at the Suffolk Schools Area Cross Country Championships, staged at Royal Hospital School in Holbrook last Thursday.

Ipswich Witches 55 Sheffield Tigers 35

Last Saturday marked the 13th anniversary of Parkrun, a running fever that has swept the country and has been going from strength-to-strength in Suffolk and Essex.

Tom Adams cruised to victory at the annual Martlesham 10K road race on Sunday, leading from start to finish over the traditionally fast, flat four-lap course.

Cricket correspondent CARL MARSTON reviews the East Anglian Premier League season, which ended with Sudbury winning the title for the first-ever time

Suffolk opener Martyn Cull scored an unbeaten century as Copdock & Old Ipswichian signed off for the season with a crushing eight-wicket win over Norwich, in a Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League clash at Old London Road on Saturday.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region, running in different Parkruns.

A record field took part in the 33rd annual Framlingham 10K road race last Sunday, with the entry limit having been reached a fortnight earlier.

Jack Beaumont scored his first century in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League as Copdock & Old Ipswichian secured an exciting four-wicket home win over Burwell, with just two balls to spare.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian played second fiddle to defending champions Swardeston in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday, succumbing to a seven-wicket defeat at The Common.

Sudbury enjoyed the perfect weekend, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, beating Suffolk neighbours Copdock & Old Ipswichian while their two main title rivals were both suffering defeats elsewhere.

Elmstead took a big step towards winning the Division One title in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, by winning at Haverhill while nearest challengers Wivenhoe suffered a defeat at Woolpit.

It was a night of high-drama in non-league tonight, with some big East Anglian derbies, some big victories and also an abandoned match.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian thrashed Suffolk rivals Mildenhall by 96 runs, in a one-sided Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League contest at Wamil Way on Saturday.

Ben Shepperson and captain Adam Mansfield both made useful contributions with the bat as Suffolk gave themselves a chance of victory following day two of their Minor Counties Championship match, against Bedfordshire at Flitwick today.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian have been awarded a 25-point victory from their away match at Horsford, which was initially abandoned as a draw due to a “dangerous” pitch a fortnight ago.

Suffolk’s Minor Counties Championship match against visiting Cumberland, at Ipswich School, petered out in a draw after a rain-affected third day.

Potentially, tomorrow’s final day at Ipswich School should be an exciting one, with Suffolk nursing a lead of 132 runs with seven second innings wickets in hand.

Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed his billing as the top batsman in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, as he masterminded Copdock & Old Ipswichian’s four-wicket win at Suffolk rivals Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Colchester United extended their 100% record in pre-season, with a fourth win from four friendlies following last night’s comfortable 2-0 home win over a West Ham XI.

Suffolk’s Minor Counties Championship match at rivals Norfolk ended in a tame draw, at Manor Park today, after Hugo Douglas and Tom Rash had been involved in a stubborn last wicket partnership.

Honours were even after day two of Suffolk’s Minor Counties Championship match against Norfolk, staged at Manor Park.

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